Admission Requirements

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Chiropractic College Requirements

To be enrolled in chiropractic college, you need at least 90 semester hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher, though many of our students enroll after completing a bachelor’s degree. Prerequisites can be earned at any accredited college, but Sherman has agreements with several colleges for undergraduate work.

If you have questions about specific courses, please call the Admission Office at 800-849-8771, ext. 760. We are happy to help you.

Requirements

Prerequisite Courses for Traditional Admission

Of the 90 hours required for traditional admission, a minimum of 24 must be life and physical sciences with a substantive lab for half. Preferred courses include biology, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry, anatomy, and physiology; we prefer that you have an equal distribution of life and physical sciences.

Chiropractic college requirements for traditional admission:
  • 90 semester hours with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Only courses with a grade of “C” or higher will be accepted for life and physical sciences and humanities.
  • 24-semester credits of life and physical sciences must be earned with at least half of the courses containing a substantive lab component.
  • 15 semester hours in humanities, social and behavioral sciences; preferred courses cover a range of topics and include psychology and English, speech and/or communications.

AATP Requirements

Prerequisite Courses for Alternative Admissions Track Plan (AATP)

If you have an overall GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 and/or fewer than the required hours in the sciences, you may be eligible for the AATP. This admission standard is designed to allow students with various academic backgrounds to enroll in chiropractic school based on the academic achievements they already have. You are encouraged to submit transcripts or contact admissions for individual counseling.

Chiropractic college requirements for the AATP:
  • 90 semester hours with a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Only courses with a grade of “C” or higher will be accepted for life and physical sciences and humanities.
  • 12 semester hours in life and physical sciences preferred with at least half of the courses containing a substantive lab component.
  • 15 semester hours in humanities, social and behavioral sciences.


Note: If you are admitted via AATP, we’ll provide you with an individual academic plan and monitor your progress throughout the course of the program to ensure your success.

Documents Required

Documents Required
  • Online application: Apply Now
  • Application Fee $50
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Two written essays
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
Send All Documents To

Sherman College of Chiropractic
Attention: Admission Department
PO Box 1452
Spartanburg, SC 29304

The college also accepts e-transcripts and letters of recommendation at admissions@sherman.edu.